Does anyone else compulsively put on chap stick/ lip balm, whether or not their lips are actually chapped? I guess there are worse habits to have. Here’s a review for some lip balm that I’ve been using and loving for a few months now:
Ingredients (provided at burtsbees.com)- “helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, beeswax, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, lanolin, flavor, punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil, carmine.”
This lip balm earns a hazard score of three on theCosmetic Safety Database. Flavor and Lanolin are the two highest ranking ingredients, with scores of four. The remaining ingredients have scores of two or below.
Product Description (also provided at burtsbees.com)- “This replenishing and hydrating natural lip balm is infused with the antioxidant goodness of Pomegranate oil. It replenishes moisture and restores texture to reveal smooth, healthy lips, and coats them for a smooth, even-toned appearance.”
Price– $3.00 for a o.15 oz tube
Performance-This has definitely become my go to lip balm. It makes my lips soft without making them feel too greasy, and it gives them a very subtle but still pretty pink tint. I may change wallets or pens, but this stuff never leaves my purse. My only complaint is that it doesn’t have great staying power. I have to reapply every hour or so, if I want to maintain the tint.
Scent– I think that it smells a lot like fruit stripe gum, but I’ve never heard anyone say the same thing. Regardless, I find it to be very pleasant. Sometimes I apply it if I feel like I need to brush my teeth but am not near a tooth brush. It probably doesn’t help.
Rating– I’m gonna go with a big bad eight. The lip balm is almost perfect, but I subtracted two points since I feel the need to reapply it so often.
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